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Art Waves is an arts-interview radio program which airs live every Sunday evening from 7 to 8 at 10l.5 FM. Google "1015 The Hawk" to listen to the program in real time, or find podcasts of past programs here.

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music 6
Carnegie Gallery 5
DVSA 5
Hamilton 5
John Terpstra 5
Seraphim Editions 5
art 5
portraiture 5
Amanda Jernigan 4
Bob Dylan 4
Bryan Prince Bookseller 4
George Wallace 4
Grant Ave. Studios 4
Hamilton Arts & Letters 4
Kerry Schooley 4
Stephen King 4
choral music 4
humour 4
live music 4
metaphor 4
storytelling 4
AGH 3
Alex Colville 3
Beethoven 3
Craig Simms 3
Don McKay 3
Fiona Kinsella 3
Frances Ward 3
Gordon Lightfoot 3
Graham Crawford 3
Grit Lit 3
Group of Seven 3
Hamilton Children's Choir 3
Jackie Washington 3
Jeffery Donaldson 3
Leonard Cohen 3
Lit Live 3
Michael Ondaatje 3
Northrop Frye 3
Paul Lisson 3
Peter Stevens 3
W.H. Auden 3
Whitehern 3
choral conducting 3
collaboration 3
immigration 3
jazz 3
literacy 3
non-fiction 3
printing 3
scale 3
songwriting 3
tales 3
traditional music 3
visual art 3
Adam Getty 2
American Horror Story 2
Anthony Butler 2
Ariana Gillis 2
Art Gallery of Hamilton 2
Arthur Rubenstein 2
B.P. Nichol 2
Bach 2
Billy Collins 2
Bruce McDonald 2
Caravaggio 2
Celtic music 2
Charles Dickens 2
Christmas concert 2
Conrad Furey 2
DaPoPo Theatre 2
Dan Cheatley 2
Daniel Lanois 2
David Weiss 2
Dennis Lee 2
Dinu Lipatti 2
Dracula 2
Dundurn Castle 2
Dylan Hudecki 2
Empire Times 2
Esther Grey 2
Ezra Pound 2
Francis Bacon 2
Frank Lloyd Wright 2
Genesis 2
Gillian Welch 2
Henri Cartier-Bresson 2
Homegrown Hamilton 2
James Deahl 2
James Street North 2
Katherine MacDonald 2
Lawrence Hill 2
Lindy 2
Little Room Labs 2
Lorraine Roy 2
Lynn Coady 2
Mahalia Jackson 2
Margaret Laurence 2
Marianne Moore 2
Marilyn Gear Pilling 2
Michael Moore 2
Mimi Shaw 2
Miranda Hill 2
Molly Brant 2
Nat King Cole 2
National Poetry Month 2
Neil Gaiman 2
Oscar Peterson 2
Patsy Cline 2
Phil Hall 2
Philip Larkin 2
Players' Guild 2
Ray Robertson 2
Richard Outram 2
Robert Johnson 2
Royal Alex 2
Sarah Harmer 2
Scott Hunter 2
Shakespeare 2
Somerset Maugham 2
Staircase Theatre 2
Stevie Smith 2
Susan Jaspar 2
Taylor guitars 2
The Fureys 2
The Hunger Games 2
The Pearl Company 2
The Pearl Review 2
Theatre Aquarius 2
Tim Bosma 2
Tom Thomson 2
Tom Wilson 2
Tower Poetry Society 2
U2 2
Van Gogh 2
Westfield Heritage Village 2
Will Ferguson 2
Word on the Street 2
Workers Arts & Heritage Centre 2
World War Z 2
You Me Gallery 2
abstract art 2
arts 2
children's literature 2
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conducting 2
courage 2
design 2
dyslexia 2
fibre art 2
folk 2
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freelancing 2
improvisation 2
landscapes 2
language 2
lyrics 2
materials 2
memoir 2
photography 2
popular culture 2
prose 2
singer/songwriter 2
skulls 2
song-writing 2
spiritual exploration 2
technology 2
tenor 2
vampire literature 2
whimsy 2
wood engraving 2
zombies 2
"Babel" 1
"Crash" 1
"In Praise of Older Windows" 1
"Lord of the Dance" 1
"Magnolia" 1
"Speak" 1
"Swamp Thing" 1
"The Drinkin Bone Boogie" 1
"last taps" 1
"the atrocity photographs" 1
"the high words" 1
"the new sincerity" 1
1769 Joannes Guillami Filius Cello 1
1946 Stelco strike 1
5 at the First Chamber Music Series 1
A Man Called F 1
A Man for All Seasons 1
A Shadowy Planet 1
A. S. Byatt 1
A.G.O. 1
AOCA 1
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Art Waves
Apr 26, 2015
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Sculptor, Paul Cvetich's most famous work is the Monument to Workers Injured and Killed on the Job, which stands at the corner of Main and Bay in front of Hamilton's City Hall. Like all good art, it engenders controversy, discussion and deep emotion. To learn about that piece and much else, tune in for a spirited and sometimes surprising conversation.
Topics: George Wallace, Hamilton & District Labour Council, Documenta of Kassel Germany, Richard Serra,...
Art Waves
Apr 12, 2015
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GritLit founder Krista Foss joins coordinator Jennifer Gillies to talk about the exciting eleventh year of Hamilton's literary festival. Bohemian tales? Murder mysteries? Comedies? Whatever your literary interests, they are sure to be stirred by gritLit 2015 at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Apr.16 to the 19.
Topics: AGH, Wolsak & Wynn, Noelle Allen, Bryan Prince Bookseller, Epic Books, G.H. Gordon Books,...
Art Waves
Mar 15, 2015
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In the fall of 2014 Seraphim Editions published the anthology Engraved: Canadian Stories of World War One. It's a powerful collection of stories about how that war changed Canadian society. This episode of Art Waves welcomes three Engraved writers: Carol Leigh Wehking, who wrote about conscientious objector Edwin Zavitz; Jean Ryan, who wrote about a WWI nurse from Paris, Ont.; and Lise Levesque, who wrote about the tragedy of her grandfather, Edouard Quirion.
Topics: Religious Society of Friends, Edwin Zavitz, Sidwell School, conscription, the American Friends...
Art Waves
Mar 8, 2015
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Canadian historical art is the province of Art Gallery of Hamilton curator, Tobi Bruce. It takes her wherever Canadian artists have gone, and so far that includes Europe, from Paris to the remote Swedish island of Gotland, where William Blair Bruce lived, and all over Canada itself. Her job is to explore Canadian art treasures and bring them to us--a sweet job executed beautifully by a talented and engaging woman.
Topics: Alicia Boutilier, Melissa Bennett, Christine Braun, the Tanenbaum donation, Patrick Shaw Cable,...
Art Waves
Feb 22, 2015
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Leeanne D'Alesio would say she is not a professional artist, yet her portrait of Kristine Tortora is one of the most compelling portraits I've ever seen. Which goes to show that you don't have to be a professional to do brilliant work. D'Alesio calls it magic. But she also says nothing is actually black and white. To explore what it takes to make art, tune in to this conversation.
Topics: Hamilton Public Library Gallery on 4, McMaster Innovation Park, You Me Gallery, George Wallace,...
Art Waves
Feb 1, 2015
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Listening starts by hearing silence, says cellist Rachel Mercer, a woman as complex as a Beethoven string quartet. She plays solo, in the Mercer-Park Duo, the Mercer-Oh Trio, the Ensemble Made in Canada quartet, and groups of every size, right up to symphony orchestras. She also teaches at the U. of T. and is the artistic director of 5 at the First chamber music series. Mercer current plays the 1769 Joannes Guillami Filius Cello from the Canada Council's Musical Instrument Bank. Listen.
Topics: Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank, 1769 Joannes Guillami Filius Cello, Denis...
Art Waves
Jan 18, 2015
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Wayne Jones is a Guyanese-Canadian who carries his home culture inside him wherever he goes. It offers him laughter and sweetness and endless fascination. In his many books—and now on Art Waves--Jones shares that treasure with the rest of us.
Topics: Buxton Guyana, Thomas Fowell Buxton, Amerinidans, Hamilton Guyanese Canadian Cultural Association,...
Art Waves
Jan 11, 2015
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Charles Meanwell is an artist who seeks to capture experience, rather than meaning. To experience the meaning of Charles Meanwell is pure delight. He just may be the book beside the one you went to the library to check out—the one that changes your life. Why is making art like walking into a door? Experience this episode of Art Waves to find out!
Topics: Hamilton Arts & Letters, Descant, AGH, Stewart Reid, Barker Fairley, Vince Thomas, Goodridge...
Art Waves
Jan 5, 2015
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Famous for his plays and books, his LGBT activism and simply for his raw talent, Sky Gilbert is also a very serious man. To talk to him is to begin to understand how he has been so prolific and how it is that he does everything so well. Here is a fascinating hour you won't soon forget.
Topics: East York Skating Club, Auntie Ozzie, Don Mills, Lydia Gilbert, Ayn Rand, Dan Hill, Simpson's Drama...
Art Waves
Dec 14, 2014
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Jeffery Donaldson returns to Art Waves with his new collection of essays on poetry and poetics entitled Echo Soundings. For a lively discussion of ghostly encounters with mentors in poetry, the current renaissance in Canadian poetry, and all things poetic and spiritual, drop a stone of attention into this hour of Art Waves.
Topics: Karen Schindler, U. of T. Quarterly, W.H. Auden, John Terpstra, Mark Strand, Marianne Moore, James...
Art Waves
Dec 7, 2014
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In his debut novel, Ocular Proof, John Delacourt balances two narratives set in two different centuries, one in the 20th and one in the 15th. Written partly in prose and partly in sonnets, it is a compelling reflection on such concepts as the effect of technology on human consciousness, what is real vs what is fake, and the force of history on society. Come on in; the waves are deep!
Topics: Toronto Fringe Festival, A. S. Byatt, The Oulipo Group, Harry Mathews, Italo Calvino, Machiavelli,...
Art Waves
Nov 16, 2014
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Marc di Saverio is a dynamic and passionate young poet who believes that poetry is too important to be thought of as simply the beautiful picture on the hospital wall, but which must become the CPR! He reads as if it's a matter of life or death, and you cannot but be swept into his tidal wave of words and emotion. To listen is indeed to be resuscitated.
Topics: Brian Griffith, Adam Getty, Ezra Pound, Sylvia Plath, T.S. Eliot, Emile Nelligan, Rambaud,...
Art Waves
Nov 9, 2014
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Poet Stan White returns to Art Waves to discuss the state of modern poetry, parallels between poetry and painting, and much else. He has just published another chapbook, this one entitled Oddities, and it is full of his usual wit, whimsy and wisdom.
Topics: Shakespeare, Dante, The Arkengarthdale Mines, Ben Lerner, Fantastic Voyage, H. V. Morton, Van Gogh,...
Art Waves
Nov 2, 2014
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Singer songwriter Peter Tigchelaar returns to Art Waves to tell us about two exciting new projects: his newly minted fourth CD entitled Better Things, and his monthly invitation to songwriters and listeners to attend the Songcrafters' Circle at the Flagship Gallery on James St. North every third Thursday at 8 pm. For an extremely moving hour of music rising from dark places, don't miss Art Waves 233.
Topics: Tim Bosma, Gary Kickert, ukelele, John Terpstra, Kalahari Bushmen, Jason Collett, Psalms, James...
Art Waves
Oct 26, 2014
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Aaron Allen, Rhonda Dynes and Barbara Ferguson return for their much-awaited report on the world of horror, be it books, movies or television. This year, as per listener request, they are going to tell about their true life experiences of the supernatural as well. Get that garlic around your neck and tune in!
Topics: stigmata, John McNabb, ghost hunters, World War Z, Nigel Farndale, Jaws by Peter Benchley, Toronto...
Art Waves
Oct 19, 2014
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Singer songwriter Paul Hogeterp has just released his first CD, Low Country Hill. His intention was to create a record with inviting sonic architecture and good old-fashioned soul. If you are hungry for some soul food of another kind, tune in.
Topics: Dave King, Daniel Lanois, Sigur Ros, post rock, U2, the Waterboys, Bach, Rob Vanhartingsveldt, The...
Art Waves
Sep 28, 2014
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The third in Jill Downie's series of mysteries set on the island of Guernsey gave us the excuse we were seeking to invite her back to Art Waves. For more fascinating conversation about the puzzles Ed Moretti and Liz Falla work to solve, not least of which is their relationship, eavesdrop on episode 230.
Topics: Laura Boyle, Dundurn Publishing, Kirk Howard, Isaac Brock, Georges Simenon, Agatha Christie,...
Art Waves
Sep 14, 2014
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John Terpstra's fourth book of nonfiction is about to be launched. The House with the Parapet Wall began with an invitation from Paul Lisson to write something for the online journal Hamilton Arts & Letters. The invitation gave Terpstra a way to write about his mother's diminishment and eventual death. Like the book itself, this interview became a meditation on the role art can play in helping us through the loss of a loved one.
Topics: Hamilton Arts & Letters, Paul Lisson, Fiona Kinsella, Peter Stevens, Kate and Anna Mcgarrigle,...
Art Waves
Sep 7, 2014
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Laura Lukasic returns to Art Waves with children's singer Rob Blundson to tell us all about the terrific children's literacy festival, Telling Tales, set this year for Sept. 14 at Westfield Heritage Village. Admission is free and guess who'll be there to celebrate 40 years of Alligator Pie...
Topics: Rotary Clubs, Westfield Heritage Village, Hamilton Public Library, Susan Jaspar, Bryan Prince...
Art Waves
Sep 1, 2014
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Raphael Smith Keelan was born into a hippie commune in Perth County Ontario and that influence is clear in her free-flowing idealistic music. To experience a further blossoming of the Flower Child Era join us for Art Waves 229.
Topics: Gordon Lightfoot, Grant Ave. Studios, The Washingtons, Richard Keelan, Cheryl Smith, glass art,...
Art Waves
Aug 24, 2014
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Paul Richard James teaches people how to paint in the style of the old masters.  If you've ever longed to return to an atelier in some previous century in Paris or Rome, just pop on a beret and open your ears as to how to open your eyes and paint like Rembrandt, Caravaggio or Sargent.
Topics: The Slow Movement, portraiture, hyper-realism, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Fauvism, Abstract...
Art Waves
Aug 17, 2014
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Writer Ellen Jaffe returns to Art Waves to discuss her new collection of poems, Skinny Dipping with the Muse.  She also has a new hat to wear, as contributing editor of the cross-border literary magazine, The Great Lakes Review.  Throw off your clothes and dive in to Art Waves!
Topics: Lorna Crozier, Wintergreen Studio, Rena Upitis, James Strecker, Rita Chiarelli, Hannele Pohjanmies,...
Art Waves
Aug 10, 2014
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Music scholar Alan Walker has dedicated much of his life to the story and the music of Franz Liszt.  His definitive three-volume biography of Liszt took twenty-five years to write, but he isn't finished with the great man yet.  For an eloquent and passionate hour, tune in to Art Waves 224.
Topics: Wilhelm Backhaus, Arthur Rubenstein, John Ogden, Louis Kentner, Valerie Tryon, Alvar Lidell,...
Art Waves
Aug 3, 2014
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Patrik Jandak moved from Slovakia, when he was the President's official photographer, to Canada, where he has a portrait studio and operates PH Photography Magazine.  For an intense discussion of his roles as a political, documentary, and fine art nude photographer, focus on Art Waves 223.
Topics: Russell Smith, Auguste Rodin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Rob McClennan, Antonin Kratochvil, Richard...
Art Waves
Jul 27, 2014
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Bernie Hudecki is a retired teacher who has never retired from the arts.  He has written over 300 songs and is a passionate pointillist.  The creativity and wisdom he brought to the classroom continues to shine forth in his life. Make it a point to tune in!
Topics: CYO, John Hudecki, MaryAnne Hudecki, Peter Hudecki, Cathedral High School, The Mikado, Anne Marie...
Art Waves
Jul 20, 2014
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Known to Art Waves first as a busking a cappella singer, Gord Simmons returns to tell us of his new career as a lighting and sound technician.  To learn about pink sound, diagetic sound, gobos and much more, lend us your ears!
Topics: Rib Fest, Jack Johnson, The Lyric Theatre, The Baltimore House, The Corktown, QSC speakers, Dusk...
Art Waves
Jun 29, 2014
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Krista Foss's debut novel, Smoke River, has just been released from Random House.  Set in the charged context of a southern Ontario land claim dispute, Foss's career as a novelist hits the ground running.  She reveals the surprising roots of her passion for this subject in Art Waves 220.
Topics: Caledonia land claim dispute, The People of the Pines, Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance",...
Art Waves
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Stephanie Yates and Tyson Brinacombe are overflowing with creativity and talent.  As singer/songwriters, recordists, and many other things, they bring their own music and that of their musical community to full fruition, both live and in various recorded forms.  Join these two independent musicians for a delightful conversation.
Topics: cassettes and vinyl, The Ramones, Missed Connection Records, Little Room Labs, She Roars, Nathan...
Art Waves
May 25, 2014
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Lynne Kittredge-Fox has midwifed a new CD for children that everybody in the family is going to love.  It's called A Mighty Tribe and features many fine Canadian singers, musicians and songwriters.  Best of all, the proceeds from the CD go to support children's literacy.  Hear some live and some recorded tracks in this party of an interview.
Topics: Alek Bromke, Tom Wilson, Harlan Pepper, Michelle Titian, Bradley Hales, The Killin Time Band, Peg...
Art Waves
May 4, 2014
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Nate Johnson sculpts with wool.  That's right, wool.  His fascination with narrative, metamorphosis and the history of materials leads him to create life-sized sculptures from felted wool.  But he's not trying to pull the wool over your eyes--quite the opposite. Tune in!
Topics: Bob Yates, needlefelting, Mark Byk, Kristine Tortora, Ron Mueck, natejohnsonart.com,...
Art Waves
Apr 27, 2014
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You may think you know your town, but you don't know her until you've been to Doors Open, the amazing free history and architecture festival.  It happens in Hamilton on the first weekend of every May and is two days of pure delight.  Architecture expert Shannon Kyles came by to tell us what's up for Doors Open 2014.
Topics: Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Military Museum, Dundurn Castle, Whitehern, Gryphon Cottage,...
Art Waves
Apr 13, 2014
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To help celebrate National Poetry Month, Cheryl Smith joined us to read more of the poetry of Nelson Ball, and Art Waves veteran Stan White returned to read some of his favourite poems.  For a powerful hour of poetry, join us on the ancient road that can take you anywhere.
Topics: Monty Python, Spike Milligan, John Betjeman, Hilaire Belloc, Philip Larkin, Captain Webb, James...
Art Waves
Apr 6, 2014
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In the age of digital photography, photographer and ecologist Dave Heidebrecht challenges us to consider its value.  He also ponder how twe can work to make photography and--all of our worthwhile endeavours-- more just and sustainable.  For a thoughtful and important perspective, spend some time with Dave Heidebrecht.
Topics: The Pearl Review, Centre3 for Print & Media Arts, Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Centre...
Art Waves
Mar 30, 2014
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The Tower Poetry Society is the longest running poetry group in North America and it is inviting you to join!  G.W. Down and David Billings, both scientists by profession, make their case as to what's in it for you if you join them in pursuit of the Muse.
Topics: Ida Sutherland Groom, Jean McCallion, Mario Cuomo, Bob Nielsen, The Visual Word, Vincent Francis,...
Art Waves
Mar 23, 2014
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Jennifer Gillies returns to give us the line-up for gritLit's 10th annual Hamilton literary festival.  She brings with her two talented local writers, Amanda Leduc and Dave Haskins.  Tune in for a taste of the creative intensity of gritLit.
Topics: Peter Robinson, D.J. McIntosh, Debra Komar, Ray Robertson, Nancy Jo Cullen, Michael Winter,...
Art Waves
Mar 16, 2014
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Lisson in and have a Ball, as Paul Lisson tells us about the spare and fascinating poetry of Nelson Ball--and much else.  As one of the founders and editors of the beautiful online journal Hamilton Arts & Letters, Paul is here to start the launch of HAL's new online chapbook series, the first of which will be Nelson Ball's A Rattle of Spring Frogs.
Topics: Fiona Kinsella, Peter Stevens, McMaster's Alumni Association, Jim Burant, Culture Rapide, Canadian...
Art Waves
Mar 9, 2014
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In her second visit to Art Waves, legendary concert pianist Valerie Tryon explains what it is about each of the great composers that makes her want to play their music.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the great classical artists of our day.
Topics: Dinu Lipatti, Vladimir Horowitz, Jeffrey Siegel, Hans von Bulow, Wilhelm Kempff, Arthur Rubenstein,...
Art Waves
Feb 16, 2014
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Jim Mariner, Rosemary Booth Almas, Jane Longmate and Julie Warriner are Fourwarned, a quartet that specializes in singing pop standards from the forties through the eighties.  It's not the time frame that interests them, however, it's the harmony.  To be thrilled by their meltingly smooth harmonies, light up an hour with Fourwarned.
Topics: The Orlons, The Skyliners, Grant Ave. Studios, Bob Doidge, Daniel Lanois, Stan Rogers, Gordon...
Art Waves
Feb 9, 2014
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Peter Tigchelaar is a singer-songwriter known for his uplifting folk-and-pop-based, music, much of which springs from his deep Christian faith.  His wife, Cheryl, is a gifted singer in her own right.  Tune in for an inspiring hour of music and conversation.
Topics: Kathleen Norris, Thomas Merton, Mount Saviour of Elmira New York, St. Cuthbert's of Westdale, Bob...
Art Waves
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Marie Franek, Helena Adamczyk & Kerry Corrigan are the three incredibly talented women who make up Studio Babette.  Puppet masters, actors, set designers, writers and more, they create puppet shows from folk tales, songs, and perhaps most importantly, local history.  To learn more about the ancient art of puppetry join us for this magical episode of Art Waves.
Topics: Ruthven Park, Dundurn Castle, The Pearl Company, Alexander Mergold, Joanne Bingham, Puppet...
Art Waves
Jan 26, 2014
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Mimi Shaw and Jeff Rosnick of the rockabilly group The Highnote Ramblers fill the Art Waves studio with high lonesome energy as they give us a live concert of covers and original music that will make you sit up and beg for more.
Topics: rockabilly, Imelda May, Sun Records, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson, The Carter Family, Brian...
Art Waves
Jan 12, 2014
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Why is it so difficult for most people to get up and speak before an audience?  Perhaps because it is an art, but it's an art anyone can learn.  Three compelling members of the Dundas Toastmasters Club came by to prove this, and when you hear their stories you'll agree that this is a skill worth honing.
Topics: Valley Town Toastmasters, Youth Leadership Programs, Ancaster Public Library, David Sweet,...
Art Waves
Dec 8, 2013
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Poet--or should I say, writer--John Terpstra returns to Art Waves to talk about his 9th book, Brilliant Falls.  The discussion begins as a footpath, but soon broadens to become a multi-lane highway through the workings of a busy mind.  Listen in for a rollicking good time and some wonderful insights.
Topics: W.H.Auden, Richard Wilbur, the Bruce Trail, Steetly Quarry, Jeffery Donaldson's Jeweller's Eye,...
Art Waves
Dec 1, 2013
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Anne Simpson is an award-winning writer who has made something of a second career out of being a writer in residence across Canada, and even in Ghana.  She's the 2013 Mabel Pugh Taylor Writer in Residence for McMaster and the Hamilton Public Library.  She read for us from her work, explaining what a writer in residence does.
Topic: ekphrasis, Bronwen Wallace, Don McKay, Flannery O'Connor, Westdale Writers' Craft Class, Kathy...
Art Waves
Nov 17, 2013
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Captain Philip Graham, a British half pay officer from the Napoleonic Wars and a founder of the Ontario town of Woodstock, prompted Pamela Stadden to write and self-publish her first book By the Light of a Naked Candle.  She'll tell you how you can do the same in this interesting edition of Art Waves.
Topics: wordpress, blurb.ca, Captain Philip Graham, Woodstock Ontario, Old St. Paul's, Col. Wm. Light,...
Art Waves
Nov 10, 2013
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If you've ever felt you don't know enough about felting, join us for a heartfelt conversation about one of the oldest fibres and fibre arts in the world.  Sue Firsker creates everything from wearable art, to landscapes, to vessels out of this amazing material.  She'll have you feeling like felting, whether or not you've ever felt like it before.
Topics: Lorraine Roy, fibre art, Whirling Dervishes, yurts, merino wool, Norman Felix Gallery, Cambridge...
Art Waves
Nov 3, 2013
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Art Waves celebrates its 200th program with the consummate poet & gifted reader of poetry, Jeffery Donaldson. In this visit he talks about his latest book, Slack Action, & his Jeweller's Eye blog, in which he takes us inside one poem at a time to let us see how it works its magic.  Listen at the end for an extra music track written by Robert Yates and performed by Stephanie Yates.
Topics: John Terpstra, jewellerseye.ca, John Reibetanz, Northrup Frye, W.H. Auden, Robert Frost, Bryan...
Art Waves
Oct 27, 2013
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Aaron Allen, Rhonda Dynes and Barbara Ferguson return to give us a State of the Art report on horror in 2013.  In a rollicking hour they cover books, movies, television, horror events and trends, bringing with them, of course, all sorts of chilling and/or rocking music from the realm of the terrifying.  Come back to life with Art Waves #199!
Topics: Anno Dracula, Deborah Harkness, Simon R. Green, Mohawk's Writing for Publication Program, Jennifer...
Art Waves
Oct 20, 2013
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Macrophotographer Dave Pijuan-Nomura appreciates the infinitesimal, as well as the bits of the world that are so ordinary we don't give them a second look.  He gives everything a second look and he'll make you do so as well.  Pijuan-Nomura epitomizes the word respect: look again.
Topics: James North Studio, You Me Gallery, Japanese internment, Gulliver, Freeman Patterson, Lindy, Art...
Art Waves
Oct 6, 2013
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Walter Hickling (1924-2011) was a Burlington painter whose work manages to blend figurative with abstract techniques.  Because of this, the viewer becomes deeply absorbed, and finally, deeply moved.  A retrospective of his paintings at the Burlington Art Centre in October of 2013 prompted this program on the brilliant work of Walter Hickling.
Topics: Burlington Art Centre, June Watson, Dawn White Beatty, Lois Crawford, Mike Nabuurs, Deborah Pearce,...
Art Waves
Sep 29, 2013
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The Art Waves studio was full of people and full of enthusiasm as we talked about Hamilton's festival for literacy, Telling Tales.  The festival turned five this year and left organizers, participants and festival-goers with plenty of good stories!
Topics: tellingtales.org, laura lukasik, Pamela, Gordon and Isabella Hensley, Lynne Kittredge Fox, Scott...
Art Waves
Sep 22, 2013
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Writer Janet Turpin Myers has just had her debut novel, Nightswimming, published by Seraphim Editions.  And it is a wonderful book.  So come nightswimming under the stars with her, across the map of the vanishing world and deep into childhood, back to the season when your first love was surfacing.
Topics: www.janetturpinmyers.com, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Farley Mowat, Charles Dickens, William Harrison...
Art Waves
Sep 15, 2013
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Imagine that your entire life's work and identity are bound up with your mother-tongue.  Then imagine that you are forced into exile & must start over in a new language and culture.  Think Beethoven & deafness.  This is the story of Afghan poet, Mir Hussein Mahdavi.  He says he would be a different person in Farsi, but you will be so happy to meet this brilliant man in English.
Topics: Farsi poetry, UNHCR, Adam and Eve story, Dawood Sarkhosh, Jeffery Donaldson, Sufi religion, Islam
Art Waves
Aug 25, 2013
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Ian Downie began acting as a child, his first leading lady having been none other than Joan Plowright, who was herself a child at the time and a classmate of Downie's.  From those auspicious beginnings, he has continued with acting, building a solid second career out of it.  His is a face you know (from TD Bank commercials) and his is a voice you will love.  Character is more than a role in a play.
Topics: Joan Plowright, Scunthorpe, Royal Alex, Laurence Olivier, Henry V, Richard Burton, June Callwood,...
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Aug 11, 2013
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Painter Harland Izatt made his living teaching visual art.  However in his retirement, inspired by his wife, writer Lise Levesque, he began writing novels.  His first, Soft Targets, is set in Bali against the backdrop of the Bali bombings of 2002.  Since then he has written three more novels, each told around a real-life news event.  Izatt writes under the pen name Harland John.  Pull up a chair and learn more about how to turn the news into art.
Topics: Bali bombings, dyslexia, Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra, Grant Ave. Studios, Robin Aube, Stephen...
For his eighth visit to Art Waves, Stan White talks about humour in poetry, and reads us some of his gems.  For a witty look at climate change, fruit flies, a medieval locksmith and much more, tune in to hear the ever delightful Stan White.
Topics: global warming, William Plomer, nonsense verse, Chaucer, Billy Collins
Art Waves
May 26, 2013
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Tom Mackan began as an actor and moved to directing and reviewing community theatre productions.  If you've ever wondered how the complicated group project know as a play comes to the stage and takes you into another world, tune in and listen to a master of such ceremonies.
Topics: Tamara Kamermans, Dia Frid, Theatre Burlington, Londomat at the End of the World, Deb Dagenais,...
Art Waves
May 19, 2013
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You've seen him.  Dressed to the nines, Jed Lifeson cuts a mean sidewalk in Hamilton or Toronto, lifting the spirits of everyone who passes by.  He's known as The Dancing Guy, or Hamilton's Ambassador of Happiness, and the story of why he dances is as fascinating as the fact that he does.  At the end are two of his favourite tracks for turning The Hammer into a dance floor.
Topics: Bill Powell, Fred Astair, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Milena Lifeson, Michael Nikos, Brandon of Jed the...
Art Waves
Apr 14, 2013
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Amanda Jernigan returns to Art Waves with her second poetry collection, All the Daylight Hours.  Join us for a poetic exploration of time and mortality with someone who chooses her words with exquisite care.  Someone who says language makes things happen, and then proves it.
Topics: Warren Heiti, Shotgun Jimmie,, Beth Follett, Pedlar Press, Christopher Marlowe, Ovid, Monica Kidd,...
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Though both these singer/songwriters also perform as solo acts, Aidan Purnell and Martin Francisco are linked by their appreciation of the spiritual power of music.  They often perform together and have issued a beautifully produced CD called One Voice for Peace.  Whether the song is studio enhanced or performed live, their music will transport you with its complicated simplicity.
Topics: Legal Aliens, Jerry Henderson, Andrea Purnell, purnellmusic.com, Ernie Linog, Bruch Tourney, Dustin...
Art Waves
Apr 1, 2013
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Hamilton's Goddess of the Blues, Rita Chiarelli brings her powerful voice to Art Waves to tell us about her most recent project, the documentary film Music from the Big House.  She also shares some stories of Cuore, her brilliant CD of traditional Italian songs.  At the end we have included six of her greatest songs, so feast your senses with the sublime Rita Chiarelli.
Topics: Edward Johnson, Big Mama Thornton, Coco Taylor, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Mike Bloomfield, Long John...
gritLit turns nine this year and the artistic director and general manager of Hamilton's literary festival, Jennifer Gillies, returns to Art Waves to give us the line-up of exciting readings, workshops and other events celebrating everything literary, Apr. 4-7, 2013.  She brings with her mystery novelist Jill Downie, whose stirring reading of her latest book, A Grave Waiting, will have you wishing for more.
Topics: Faith Fenton, Dora Lee, Escoffier, Players' Guild, Ian Downie, Guernsey, Oscar Peterson, Roo...
Art Waves
Mar 17, 2013
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Since St. Patrick's Day fell on a Sunday this year (2013), I decided to do a program of some of my favourite Irish music.  I managed to prise eleven classics into the hour, from dance tunes to love songs to anthems of the struggle for freedom from oppression.  And still I have enough to do many more programs in honour of St. Patrick's Day.
Topics: The Fureys, The Dubliners, Dolores Keane, Van Morrison, The Chieftains, Jonny McEvoy, John Shehan,...
Art Waves
Mar 10, 2013
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Guennadi Kalinine learned to restore art by working on icons in his native Russia.  He emigrated to Canada, specifically Dundas, in 2003, where the art of iconography influences his vision of the geography of the Canadian shield.  He will restore your faith in the spirit that infuses the landscape around us.
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Topics: Jim and Sue Waddington, E. Robert Ross, Catherine Gibbon, Katherine MacDonald, Rae Bates, Wesley...
Art Waves
Feb 24, 2013
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Two passionate writers have joined forces and the result is a life of no compromise, old work edited and published, new work blossoming.  Inspiring at any age, James Deahl and Norma West Linder have much to teach us about making the golden years live up to its name.
Topics: Manitoulin Island, Margaret Laurence, Ernest Buckler, Kenneth Patchen, Robert Lowell, Robert...
Art Waves
Feb 17, 2013
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The last of the In the Wings writers to visit Art Waves--Mary-Eileen McClear, Carol Leigh Wehking and Linda Helson--bring you stories of Laura Secord (not really a spy), Annie Taylor (not often remembered as the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel) and Ann Hathaway (not better known as Mrs. William Shakespeare). For delightful conversation & music, listen in to Art Waves #180.
Topics: Baden Storytellers' Guild, Brenda Byers, Ferguson Cottage, storywomancarolleigh@gmail.com, Niagara...
Art Waves
Dec 13, 2009
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Elizabeth Corey gives us a fascinating look inside Hamilton’s Whitehern, where she inhabits the persona of the cook of the historic home by day. By night she writes poetry. To find out how Liz’s “two lives” inform each other, listen to this engaging episode of Art Waves.
Topics: poetry, Whitehern, historical reenactor, inspiration, Hamilton
Art Waves
Dec 6, 2009
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It was a game of Where is Waldo when Art Waves guest, singer/songwriter Martin Rouleau arrived at Mohawk College just as the Hamilton Music Awards were gearing up. Security could not help, since there were about 50 people in the lobby matching our description of an artsy looking guy with long hair carrying a guitar. But he found us just in time, and gave us a wonderful hour of conversation and live music, saved on this podcast just for you.
Topics: singer/songwriter, music, folk, rock, Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, live music
Art Waves
Nov 29, 2009
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Jerry Farrell is a maker. He makes incredibly beautiful paintings; and he makes incredibly beautiful guitars. And since he learned to do all this on his own, that would make him a self-made man as well. Here is a fascinating conversation with a man for whom art and craft are inseparable.
Topics: painting, guitars, luthier, craftsmanship, self-taught
Art Waves
Nov 22, 2009
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David Holler, the conductor and artistic director of the Mohawk College Singers, returns to Art Waves for a second year to unwrap the gorgeous Christmas concert he has prepared for 2009. His infectious enthusiasm and musical talent make for great conversation.
Topics: Mohawk Singers, choral music, choral conducting, tenor, Christmas concert
Art Waves
Nov 15, 2009
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Sculptor and gallery owner Bryce Kanbara was featured on the very first episode of Art Waves as part of a panel discussion of arts funding. We invited him back to talk about his own work as an artist, and his cutting-edge YouMe Gallery on James St. North.
Topics: sculpture, curator, gallery owner, Japanese-Canadian, YouMe Gallery, James Street North
Art Waves
Nov 8, 2009
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Donna Lee Macdonald, the Arts Administrator for Hamilton Artists Inc., dropped by to talk to Art Waves about the important renaissance of that collective in its new home on James Street North. While she was here she also spoke about inspiration, and her own writing.
Topics: arts administration, Hamilton Artists Inc., writing, inspiration, time management, gallery, James...
Art Waves
Nov 1, 2009
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Poet and essayist John Porter has a rather wise aura about him, and Art Waves could think of no better guest to entertain on All Saints Day. He did not disappoint.
Topics: poetry, essays, language, spiritual exploration
Art Waves
Oct 25, 2009
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Betti Sheldrick has lived in various countries, but it might be fair to say that a good part of her heart remains in Mexico. Tune in to learn about Mexico's wonderful Day of the Dead celebrations, and to find out why one's skeleton should always be well dressed!
Topics: Mexican Day of the Dead, Halloween, costumes, skeletons, graveyards, folk tradition, Catrinas,...
Art Waves
Oct 18, 2009
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Art Waves gets in the mood for Halloween in this chilling conversation with vampire scholar Barbara Ferguson, and zombie scholar Aaron Allen. Which horror creature will come out on top? Tune in to find out if there was blood on the floor after our horror cage match.
Topics: vampire literature, popular culture, Dracula, fiction, zombies, undead